Corporate tenants in 589 5th Avenue, a 17-story mid-century building in Midtown Manhattan, now have new elevator cabs to complement their redesigned corridors and existing lobby. The cabs are clad with Banker Wire mesh, offering a sophisticated look with unmatched durability.
A total of four elevators were redesigned and clad with Banker Wire’s DF-6 stainless steel woven metal mesh, in concert with frosted back-painted glass, LED lights and terrazzo tile.
Three of the four elevators are for passengers, while one is specifically for freight deliveries. The mesh was an ideal material for all four elevators because it could provide simultaneous style and durability for the high-traffic passenger cabs and high-impact freight cab.
In addition, the appearance of Banker Wire’s DF-6 mesh pattern in stainless steel lends modern appeal to the space. DF-6 is a stand-out pattern, utilizing a unique play on a Dutch style weave. The pattern’s opacity changes depending on the viewer’s angle – when viewed straight on, the pattern is completely opaque, but at different angles it becomes more transparent – providing the elevator cabs with a striking and polished focal point.
“We keep Banker mesh in our material library, and it’s our first choice when it comes to products of this kind,” says Rachel Goldfarb, Senior Designer for LB Architects. “Inside 589 5th Avenue, we needed a modern elevator cladding that complemented both the existing building lobby and redesigned tenant corridors while holding up to heavy traffic by both visitors and freight deliveries.”
The end result is beautifully updated tenant space in a classic Manhattan building – backed by the classic strength of Banker Wire mesh.
“Banker more than met our needs, providing a sleek stainless steel mesh with the right look, texture, and performance," adds Goldfarb.
The elevator cab redesign inside 589 5th Avenue was completed in December 2016. The project team included project architect Gabe Feldman, LB Architects, P.C., New York, NY; General Contractor The OMARA Organization, Inc., New York, NY; elevator designer and fabricator United Cabs, Inc., Jamaica, NY; and building owner Western Heritable Investment Company (U.S.) Ltd., New York, NY.